Survivor Advisory Panel

Listening to and learning from those who have experienced sexual abuse in the Catholic Church is central to Awake’s mission. Awake’s Survivor Advisory Panel is a diverse group of survivors who are invested in the work of Awake and offer honest feedback about our ideas, programs, and goals. This panel includes women and men from throughout the United States – lay people and clergy, Catholics and non-Catholics, those who were abused during childhood and those who experienced abuse as adults. We realize that not every Awake initiative will resonate with every survivor, but we consider the wisdom and perspective of survivors essential to the decisions we make in carrying out our mission. 

If you have questions about the Awake Survivor Advisory Panel, or if you are a survivor who would like to offer feedback about any of Awake’s work, please reach out to Executive Director Sara Larson at